1. I would like to study at your institution because I've been rejected by my first 5 choices
2. I'm sure I'll be admitted; after all, I'm not exactly applying to Harvard, am I.
3. I would appreciate knowing your decision as soon as possible because next week I'm leaving for a monthlong trip to Europe.
(for the English major):
4. If I don't get in, all I can say is, Bummer.
5. Harry Potter rocks!
(As I typed this, I managed to knock the last accessory from my action figures off my desk. So maybe I was the culprit all along....)